2017 Times Leader Boys Lacrosse All-Stars

June 24th, 2017 3:08 pm - updated: 11:25 am.

SECOND TEAM

Jake Urban, Wyoming Area, Jr., Attack

Wyatt Malia, Crestwood, Fr., Attack

Max Bartron, Wyoming Seminary, So., Attack

Michael Starbuck, Dallas, Fr., Midfielder

Charlie Kuschke, Lake-Lehman, Sr., Midfielder

Zach Anderson, Crestwood, Sr., Midfielder

Gabe Pascal, Wyoming Seminary, Sr., Defensive Midfielder

Lance Blass, Crestwood, Sr., Defensive Midfielder

Quintin Novinger, Wyoming Seminary, Sr., Defense

Conor McCormick, Wyoming Area, Jr., Defense

Reed Karaska, Crestwood, Jr., Goalie

Anthony Caporuscio

Crestwood, Freshman

Caporuscio made an immediate impact on the attack as the leading scorer for the Class 2A state quarterfinalists. He scored 79 goals and assisted on 47 others for the Comets.

George Vavlas

Wyoming Seminary, Senior

Vavlas helped the Blue Knights finish the regular season tied for first in Division 1 of the Wyoming Valley Conference at 10-3. From his attack position, he led the team in assists with 25 and was second in goals with 30.

T.J. Herron

Dallas, Freshman

Herron landed a spot on the attack for the Mountaineers and helped them finish tied for first in Division 1 of the Wyoming Valley Conference. He contributed 22 goals, 35 assists and 41 groundballs.

Duncan Breig

Wyoming Seminary, Senior

Breig scored 43 goals from his midfield position to lead the Blue Knights in their first season as a PIAA member in boys lacrosse. He also had 15 assists while helping the team advance to championship games in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 and District 2 Class 2A.

Sam Greenfield

Wyoming Area, Junior

Greenfield moved up in the ranks after earning second-team Times Leader all-star honors as a sophomore. The midfielder helped the Warriors to the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 title with 52 goals and 12 assists.

Kyle Richards

Crestwood, Senior

As a defensive midfielder, Richards played a key two-way role on a Comets team that followed up a winning regular season with a District 2 Class 2A championship. He produced 27 goals and 12 assists.

Christian Motley

Dallas, Sophomore

Motley is already a two-time Times Leader all-star. He earned honors on defense last season. This season, as a long-stick midfielder he handled 101 groundballs, caused 32 turnovers and had two assists while helping the Mountaineers get into the three-way playoff for the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 title.

Nick Ganter

Wyoming Seminary, Sophomore

Ganter was one of the leaders of a Blue Knights defense that limited opponents to 6.6 goals per game while reaching division and district title games. He led the team in takeaways with more than one per game and also handled 18 groundballs.

John Betzko

Dallas, Sophomore

Betzko, a defender, handled 49 groundballs and caused 17 turnovers while leading the defensive unit for the Mountaineers, who matched the best record in the Wyoming Valley Conference at 10-3.

Justin Joseph

Wyoming Area, Junior

Joseph kept the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 champions in possession, setting up their offense by winning 86 percent of faceoffs. He was a second-team Times Leader all-star in the same role last year as a sophomore.

Coach of the Year

Brian Zabroski, Crestwood

Only one team other than Delaware Valley has ever won a District 2 championship in boys lacrosse. Crestwood has managed both of those title in just three seasons under Zabroski. Although the 2015 team had the better overall record at 17-5, this year’s district champions made school history by adding a state tournament win. During the regular season, the Comets were last in Division 1 of the Wyoming Valley Conference where all five teams went 5-0 against Division 2 and finished with winning records and within three games of each other in the final standings. The improvement they showed late in the regular season, however, continued though the district championship run. Crestwood is 43-22 in Zabroski’s three seasons.

— Compiled by Tom Robinson

Anthony Caporuscio Crestwood, Freshman
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_TTL06XX17Anthony-Caporuscio.jpgAnthony Caporuscio Crestwood, Freshman
Christian Motley, Dallas, Sophomore
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_TTL06XX17Christian-Motley.jpgChristian Motley, Dallas, Sophomore
Duncan Breig, Wyoming Seminary, Senior
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_TTL06XX17Duncan-Breig.jpgDuncan Breig, Wyoming Seminary, Senior
George Vavlas, Wyoming Seminary, Senior
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Justin Joseph, Wyoming Area, Junior
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_TTL06XX17Justin-Joseph.jpgJustin Joseph, Wyoming Area, Junior
Kyle Richards, Crestwood, Senior
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_TTL06XX17Kyle-Richards.jpgKyle Richards, Crestwood, Senior
Nick Ganter, Wyoming Seminary, Sophomore
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_TTL06XX17Nicholas-Ganter.jpgNick Ganter, Wyoming Seminary, Sophomore
T.J. Herron, Dallas, Freshman
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_TTL06XX17TJ-Herron-.jpgT.J. Herron, Dallas, Freshman
Coach of the Year, Brian Zabroski, Crestwood
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Zabroski-MUG.jpgCoach of the Year, Brian Zabroski, Crestwood
John Betzko, Dallas, Sophomore
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_BetzkoCMYK.jpgJohn Betzko, Dallas, Sophomore
Sam Greenfield, Wyoming Area, Junior
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_SamGreenfieldMUGCMYK.jpgSam Greenfield, Wyoming Area, Junior

SECOND TEAM

Jake Urban, Wyoming Area, Jr., Attack

Wyatt Malia, Crestwood, Fr., Attack

Max Bartron, Wyoming Seminary, So., Attack

Michael Starbuck, Dallas, Fr., Midfielder

Charlie Kuschke, Lake-Lehman, Sr., Midfielder

Zach Anderson, Crestwood, Sr., Midfielder

Gabe Pascal, Wyoming Seminary, Sr., Defensive Midfielder

Lance Blass, Crestwood, Sr., Defensive Midfielder

Quintin Novinger, Wyoming Seminary, Sr., Defense

Conor McCormick, Wyoming Area, Jr., Defense

Reed Karaska, Crestwood, Jr., Goalie


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